From robust containers to clothing, food packaging and everything in between, it seems there is no requirement which, with a tweak here or there, cannot be fulfilled with plastic. It would be difficult to think of another material as versatile, cheap and durable as plastic. Unfortunately, as amazing as plastics are, it transpires that in some cases plastic has turned out to be rather too durable. Carelessly discarded single use plastic is littering our planet on an unprecedented scale, with the Great Pacific Garbage Patch being one particularly horrific example. There is thankfully a drive to change the mind-set of the general public to being more aware of the consequences of our reliance on and love of plastic and to encourage a move towards more reuse and recycling. Not only is single use plastic having a huge, negative impact on our environment, it also makes no sense from an economic point of view. To be able to purchase an item you can use over and over again is so much more cost effective than to have to continually purchase it. That statement is true whether you’re talking about a coffee cup or a plastic container for chemicals. Single trip containers for chemicals may be cheap, but they require careful and responsible disposal and constant replacement. With a Micro Matic valve installed in a plastic or stainless steel container it can be used over again in a cycle of use, return and refill. Using this packaging offers the following benefits: No concerns about hazardous waste disposal. Clean, safe and easy to use. RFID technology enables tracking and collation of customer/product data. Worker and environmental safety is assured, an ethos which will attract customers. In these more environmentally conscious times, investing in returnable and reusable packaging is not just essential for the future of our planet, it also makes sound commercial sense. To find out more please contact us.